PLA is a biodegradable plastic and PLA stands for polylactide. It is the chemical name of a plastic made from corn. At the end of life PLA can be composted (biodegradable). As PLA is sourced from natural plastic like corn so it comes from nature and goes back to nature.


What is PLA?
  • PLA is a polymer made from lactic acid
    • Lactic acid is a natural product
    • It is found in the body, yogurt and many other foods
  • Lactic acid is made from fermented sugars
    • Sugars are found in plants
    • Our PLA uses corn sugar (dextrose) to make lactic acid



Where does PLA sheet come from and where does it go to?



Disposal Difference:
Traditional Plastics PP/ PS/ PET PLA - Biodegradable Plastics
Landfill Landfill
Incineration Incineration
Recycle Recycle
· Mechanical
· Chemical
Compost
· Organic Recycling


Why PLA?
  • Dwindling petroleum supplies: while consumption is increasing
  • Increase price of crude oil
  • Imposed by legislation : in some countries (e.g. Taiwan, South Korea) some food packaging has to be compostable
  • Exemption to pay a contribution for recycling: products which comply with EN13432 are exempt from DSD (Germany)
  • Part of a strategy to achieve a green image
  • Limiting environmental impact: less green house gases produced and it is compostable
Growth Pack has developed 4 types of PLA plastics, BiplastTM10, BiplastTM15, BiplastTM20, BiplastTM30c and BiplastTM35c to meet the various application.

Pls contact us at info@growthpack.com if you need more technical information about our PLA plastics.